China’s CCTV surveillance network took just 7 minutes to capture BBC reporter

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It took Chinese authorities just seven minutes to locate and apprehend BBC reporter John Sudworth using its powerful network of CCTV camera and facial recognition technology

This wasn’t a case of a member of the media being forcibly removed from the country.

Flag of the People's Republic of China (Photo: Sam Bloomberg-Rissman/Getty Images)

Flag of the People’s Republic of China (Photo: Sam Bloomberg-Rissman/Getty Images)

The chase was a stunt set up to illustrate just how powerful and effective the Chinese government’s surveillance system can be.

It’s a stark example of the type of monitoring that China has invested heavily in over recent years with the aim of helping police do their…

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